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What are magnets?

A magnet is an object that expresses a magnetic field. This magnetic field occurs naturally in some minerals or can be produced with modern technology....

How do magnets work?

How do magnets work? Electrically charged particles can be found in all matter. These can generate electric currents that create magnetic fields. These magnetic fields...

Technical Information for magnets

AMF Magnets - Australia's Leading Supplier of Magnets and Magnetic Products AMF Magnets Australia provides over 500 different sizes and grades of Rare Earth -...

Magnets Safety Warning

Please read the following before handling magnets Magnets are more powerful than most people imagine and need to be handled with care. Before handling magnets,...

Glossary of magnet terminology

Anisotropic MagnetA magnet having a preferred direction of magnetic orientation. Coercive force, HcThe demagnetising force, measured in Oersteds necessary to reduce the induction, B to...

Directions of magnetisation

Oriented through thickness Axially oriented Axially oriented in segments Oriented laterally multipole on one face Multipole oriented in segments on outside diameter* Multipole oriented in...

Adhering magnets in your application

What glue should I use? - This is one of the most frequently asked questions we encounter. In most cases the application will dictate what...

Magnet Applications

Magnets are used in just about every product imaginable. Rarely do you see them as they are often used as a component inside other components,...

Magnet Coatings

NICKEL (NiI+Cu+Ni) This coating is the most commonly used on the surface of Neodymium or Rare Earth magnets. 3 layers in total, of nickel then...

Magnet Grades

Neodymium Grades A Neodymium (Rare Earth) magnets Grade (eg:N42) is an accurate guide to the strength of a magnet. Generally speaking, higher grade numbers indicate a...

N52 Neodymium Magnets

Our N52 Magnets are made from an incredibly strong Neodymium material and are perfect if you need a small magnet with a heavy-duty pull! Often...

Magnet Separating Guide

Avoid snapping or smashing your magnets against each other or metallic objects, as they may chip or break. Follow the steps below to best separate...

Temperatures that Permanent Magnets operate

All Permanent Magnets experience variations in field strength (flux density) as the ambient temperature increases or decreases. How these variations in operating temperature influence magnetic...

How to safely remove a magnet

Powerful Neodymium magnets need to be handled CAREFULLY to avoid damage or injury. Other magnetic materials are less challenging to handle, reposition or remove. The safest way...